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01-06-2004, 01:05 AM #1RacheLenNixGuest
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URINARY TRACT INFECTION
At the first sign of a bladder infection, drink large amounts of purified water
to flush bacteria out of the bladder.
Drink a quart or more of unsweetened cranberry juice every day until symptoms
subside. (Avoid cranberry juice sweetened with sugar or other concentrated
sweeteners because sugar feeds the bacteria.) OR Take 3 cranberry capsules three
times a day.
Increase vitamin C intake to 500 mg every couple of hours to create a more
acidic environment in the bladder and urinary tract, which will discourage
bacterial growth. If you have diarrhea when taking that much vitamin C, cut back
on the amount until you no longer have loose stools, and you'll know that you've
reached your tolerance level.
Make an essential oil of equal parts of sandalwood, bergamot, tea tree,
frankincense, and juniper. Add essential oil to a massage oil and rub over the
bladder area. Continue for four to five days after the symptoms subside. Also,
use it in baths.
To Prevent UTI
Wash the vaginal area before and after sex with goldenseal tea. Pour one cup of
boiling water over one teaspoon of powdered goldenseal. Cover, let steep until
cool, and strain before using.
To fight infection, take two capsules three times a day of echinacea and Oregon
grape root or goldenseal. Or a half-teaspoon of the tincture every hour in acute
For a more severe infection, combine equal parts of pipsissewa, buchu,
echinacea, and uva ursi tinctures. Take 20 drops every two hours for the first
two days and then one teaspoon four times a day until the infection clears.
Drink a demulcent tea such as marshmallow root at the same time to counter the
strong antiseptic effect of uva ursi.
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